DESCRIPTION: Up to 6 to 8mm. An easily recognisable species that has a chestnut-red coloured elytra with distinctive creamy stripes and spots. The pronotum is white with chestnut-red markings and the head is black with a creamy-white patch between the eyes. BEHAVIOUR: The beetles overwinter under peeled-off bark and in coniferous litter. This species can be occasionally attracted to light. DISTRIBUTION: Loosely scattered throughout the British Isles. HABITAT: A lover of Pine forests but can be found in deciduous woodland too. PERIOD: The adults occur from spring to late summer.
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